Hip Pain

Great Life Medical

Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Long Beach, CA

Hip pain can interfere with your ability to stand, walk, sit, and sleep. If you take some steps to prevent hip pain now, however, you can avoid or delay joint replacement surgery. At Great Life Medical, the skilled team of specialists works in tandem to help you conquer hip pain. Call the Long Beach, California, office or use the online appointment maker now.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can develop for many reasons, including:

  • Labrum tears in the hip joint
  • Dysplasia
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Overuse such as frequent heavy lifting
  • Wear-and-tear with age

 

Hip problems often develop in older adults; one of the most common causes of joint damage is wear-and-tear degeneration from osteoarthritis. 

However, you can also experience sudden hip pain at any age.

Should I get medical help for hip pain?

If your hip pain is severe, or if the pain is milder but quite persistent, reach out to Great Life Medical for help as soon as you can. 

What are the symptoms of hip pain?

Signs that you need prompt medical help for hip pain include difficulty moving your hip or leg, a swollen hip, and pain when you try to bear weight. 

Ignoring your hip pain could cause you much bigger problems in the future. If you don’t treat the underlying cause of pain, you could experience more serious complications like infection, ligament rupture, and even mobility loss. 

How do you treat hip pain?

The Great Life Medical team diagnoses the cause of your hip pain and then prescribes a solution to relieve the pain quickly. Your treatment may include: 

Spinal adjustments

Spinal adjustments including the Activator Method® and the diversified technique are an excellent treatment for pain relief all over your body. Often, hip pain is related to lower spine nerves, where chiropractic is particularly effective. 

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can break up scar tissue that causes hip pain, ease your muscle aches, and boost circulation to your hip for improved healing and pain relief. 

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections deliver relief from muscle spasms around your hip to ease tightness and pain.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy modalities like ice, heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation can ease your pain. You also learn strengthening and flexibility exercises to protect the tissue around your hip as it heals. 

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression separates joints nonsurgically and then restores the spine to an improved state of alignment. This can help with hip pain.

The Great Life Medical team is ready to tailor a unique hip pain relief plan just for you. 

Are you ready to knock your pain down for good? Call Great Life Medical or use online scheduling to set up your appointment now.